Fashionista Spotlight

Fashionistas are continuously looking for more ways to wear their favorite pieces. Mixing colder and warmer styles is a great way to incorporate items that aren’t exactly in season, as well as creating the illusion of expanding your wardrobe. This Fashionista demonstrates how cute mixing the two can truly be. Her summery yellow polka-dotted dress perfectly contrasts her warm black sweater and over the knee socks. Her creative and eclectic style drew me in for an interview.

Name: Icelle Anderson

Major: Pre-Nursing

Year: Freshman

CollegeFashionista: Tell me about what you are wearing today.

Icelle Anderson: I’m wearing a yellow collared dress with a small heart pattern, a black pullover sweater, herringbone tights, knee-high socks, black combat boots and a wooden Wisconsin pendant. I purchased most of the clothes from local thrift stores, except for the socks and tights. They are from Urban Outfitters.

CF: Where do you get your style inspiration?

IA: I love to sew, so I spend a lot of my free time on Pinterest or at local thrift stores. I am most inspired by fabrics with unique textures and patterns that tell a story. I also love people watching.

CF: How would you describe your personal style?

IA: Eclectic. I don’t like too much consistency, so I tend to switch things up a lot based on my mood.   

CF: What does being stylish mean to you?

IA: To me, style is about the way you carry yourself. It’s about dressing and moving with confidence. My favorite outfits are the ones that bring out different parts of my personality.

CF: What’s your go-to item as the weather is starting to warm up?

IA: I’m a Madison girl, so I’ve got to have my Birkenstock sandals!

How To: Copy this look by pairing a bright summery patterned dress with a cozy sweater in a neutral hue. The addition of matching neutral tights and over-the-knee socks make this look perfect for spring in the Midwest, as temperatures are ever-changing and never predictable. Lace-up ankle boots are the perfect match for this outfit as they further emphasize this Fashionista’s eclectic style. A great addition to this look would be an extra long string of pearls that could be draped loosely around the neck a couple of times.


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